3rd Cycle/PhD

Application period

1st period of applications: 01st July - 14th August 2019
2nd period of applications: 02nd December 2019 - 17th January 2020

 

Admission and application conditions

Please read the Public Notice;

Please read the Selection Criteria for 2019/2020.

 

Admission:

In order to apply for a 3rd Cycle course/PhD “Doutoramentos” Degree, the international student must have:

  • Master “Mestrado” degree concluded or the legal equivalence or
  • “Licenciatura” degree or legal equivalence, holder of a relevant scholar or scientific curriculum vitae, that provides the competences required to be enrolled in the specialization area of the PhD programme.

The recognition of qualifications provided for in Decree-Law no. 66/2018, from 16th of August, are considered as legal equivalences to a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, as well as the degrees recognized or that have already been considered equivalents by the previous legislation (Decree-Law no. 283/83 from 21st June, and Decree-law no. 341/2007 from 12th October).

The validity of the referred degrees must be confirmed  by the competent authority of the country where the qualifications were obtained and when issued by institutions from non-Community countries must be certified by the Portuguese consular services or be presented with the Apostille (Hague Convention) by the competent authority of the state from which the documents are originated.

Attention: The Certificates/Diploma must be issued by the competent authority of the country where the qualifications were obtained and when issued by institutions from non-Community countries must be certified by the Portuguese consular services or be presented with the Apostille (Hague Convention) by the competent authority of the state from which the documents are originated. When these documents are not in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, they must be translated into one of these languages (validated by the consular or embassy services).

Legal recognition requests must be submitted using the following link:
https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374

 

Application conditions: 

In order to apply for a 3rd Cycle course, international students must demonstrate the knowledge and expertise required by the course for which they are applying for, and, if applicable, the knowledge of english or portuguese language.

 

Instructions

1. User account creation

Applicant/Student from FCUL, with valid account – login with your student number and password at https://fenix.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/ and access to the application form in the tab “Candidate”.

Applicant/Student from FCUL, without a valid account – you must request new access credentials through one of the following ways:

Afterwards you can access to the application form https://fenix.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/ in the tab “Candidate”.

Other Applicants – you must create an account at https://fenix.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation.

Once the account has been created, an e-mail indicating the login (bennuXXXXX) will be sent to the address specified in the form.
To proceed with the application, login at https://fenix.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/ and fill the application form available in the Tab “Candidate”. If you do not receive the e-mail, make sure to check your mailbox SPAM folder.
You can request a new e-mail or recover a forgotten password in https://fenix.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/passwordResetRequest. If the problem persist, feel free to contact support services on suporte@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.

 

2. Choose the Course to which you are applying for.

 

3. Fill in all the fields presented in the application “tabs”.

 

4. Gather the required and mandatory documents for upload, namely:​

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Certificate of Completion/ Master’s Diploma and/or Bachelor’s or legal equivalent 2;
  • Master’s and/or Bachelor’s grades certificates 1;
  • Certificate of Syllabus and Workload of the concluded subjects (only applicable to students whose Master’s/Bachelor’s degree is from a foreign institution) if requested by the coordinator of the course 2;
  • Sworn Statement (declaration on honour and signed by the applicant, stating that she/he has not the Portuguese nationality and is not included in any of the special conditions which confirm the International Student Status, according to the International Student Statute, approved by legislation (artigo 3.º do Decreto-Lei n.º 62/2018 de 06 de agosto);
  • Identification document: Passport, Identity Card (optional or when authorized simple photocopy of document);
  • Work plan indicating the general objectives to be achieved - Optional;
  • Guidance acceptance statement(s) of supervisor(s);
  • Cover letter;
  • Proof of knowledge of english or portuguese language (if applicable);
  • Declaration, issued by the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), authorizing legal permanence in Portugal, (this document should be sent or delivered until the day of registration/enrollment).

1 Attention: The Certificates/Diploma must be issued by the competent authority of the country where the qualifications were obtained and when issued by institutions from non-Community countries must be certified by the Portuguese consular services or be presented with the Apostille (Hague Convention) by the competent authority of the state from which the documents are originated. When these documents are not in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, they must be translated into one of these languages (validated by the consular or embassy services). At the time of registration/enrollment, should submit the originals of certificates and identification for confirmation.

2 The recognition of qualifications provided for in Decree-Law no. 66/2018, are considered as legal equivalences to a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, as well as the degrees recognized or that have already been considered equivalents by the previous legislation (Decree-Law no. 283/83 from 21st June, and Decree-law no. 341/2007 from 12th October).

Legal recognition requests must be submitted using the following link:
https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374

 

5. Upload the required documents within the Application Form;

Candidates that do not provide all the documents required as instructed will be automatically rejected.  

 

6. Submit application;

 

7. Make the payment of the application fee in the amount of 60,00Euros.

The payment of the application fee can be done in two different ways:

  • Bank transfer - for applicants who does not have a Portuguese bank account and does not live in Portugal (applicant must submit the payment proof in the application form);
  • ATM Payment (SIBS) - the payment is only possible for applicants with a Portuguese bank account.

 Payments must be made during the respective application Period.

 

Throughout the application procedure students will be notified by e-mail and will be able to check their status.

 

Submission

For applications to 3rd Cycle/PhD course - submit here.